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Dow Jones stock index closed above 20,000 first time ever

The Dow Jones stock market index rallied significantly after Donald Trump was elected President. It hit a record 20,000 points, an increase of 4,667 points since Trump's election in November 2016.

Egyptian revolution starts across all of Egypt

The Egyptian revolution of 2011 or locally known as the January 25 Revolution, commenced on 25 January and terminated on 11 February 2011. Millions of protesters from a range of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The protests took place in Cairo, Alexandria and all major cities across the nation.

Norwegian rocket incident

The Norwegian rocket incident occurred when a team of Norwegian and U.S. scientists launched a Black Brant XII four-stage sounding rocket from the Andøya Rocket Range off the northwestern coast of Norway. The rocket flew on a high northbound trajectory, which included an air corridor that stretches from Minuteman III nuclear missile silos in North Dakota all the way to the Russian capital city of Moscow.

Mother Teresa is honored with India's highest civilian award

The Bharat Ratna is an Indian award conferred in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order. Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun and the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. She was well known for her humanitarian work.

Blue Ribbon Sports is founded

The Blue Ribbon Sports company founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight officially became Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1971. The company takes its name from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. It is the world's largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment.

J. F. Kennedy conducts the first live TV conference

President John F. Kennedy was the 1st U.S. president to hold a live televised news conference. Kennedy read a prepared statement regarding the famine in the Congo, the release of two American aviators from Russian custody and impending negotiations for an atomic test ban treaty.

Jet age started with the first Boeing 707 transcontinent flight

American Airlines opened the jet age in the US with the first scheduled transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707, commonly pronounced as seven oh seven. Even though it was not the first jetliner in service, the 707 was the first to be commercially successful.

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